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  • Moments Politiquesby Jacques Ranciere; Mary Foster

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political? Moments Politiques  finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... more...

  • Insurrections of the Mindby Franklin Foer

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic , an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine. Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing... more...

  • Insurrections of the Mindby Franklin Foer

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic , an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine. Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing... more...

  • The War on Povertyby Kyle Farmbry

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    The War on Poverty: A Retrospective examines the strategies and programs launched since 1964 through the eyes of academics and practitioners engaged in education, health care, social services provision, and community economic development. more...

  • Tacitus and the Tacitean Traditionby Torrey James Luce; Anthony John Woodman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    In this volume distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the work of Tacitus in its historical and literary context and also show how his text was interpreted in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Discussed here, for example, are the ways predilections of a particular age color one's reading of a complex author and why... more...

  • From Sappho to De Sade: Moments in the History of Sexualityby Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalités . Yet historians have only recently begun to study sexual practices in any depth, establishing that sexuality is not a biological constant but an ever-changing phenomenon, continuously... more...

  • Ireland in the Worldby Garret FitzGerald

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    A collection of essays, many of which have not previously appeared in print, on Irish history and politics, contemporary Irish society and world affairs by twice former Taoiseach and respected columnist Garret Fitzgerald. Also available in paperback. Dr. Garret FitzGerald was twice Taoiseach, from 1981 to 1982 and again from late 1982 to 1987, and... more...

  • Gottlandby Mariusz Szczygiel; Antonia Lloyd-Jones

    Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95

    Winner of the Europe Book Prize One of Europe?s most preeminent investigative journalists travels to the Czech Republic?the Czech half of the former Czechoslovakia, the land that brought us Kafka?to explore the surreal fictions and the extraordinary reality of its twentieth century. For example, there?s the story of the small businessman who adopted... more...

  • The D-Day Companionby Jane Penrose

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 1.99

    Published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, ?The D-Day Companion? book brings together the perspectives and opinions of leading military historians from both sides of the Atlantic. Operation Overlord saw the Allied Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery pit their wits against Hitler in a bold bid to liberate continental Europe.... more...

  • A Short Walk in a Long Journeyby Michael A. Reid; Zaire Reid

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 1.99

    A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer?s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election of Nelson Mandela as president. A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a non-fictional narrative, rewritten 19 years later relying upon the copious... more...